“With her debut story collection, Read solidifies her place in the dark fiction world, blending fantasy and horror with her unique voice and emotional perspective.”
A stormchaser confronts a Tempest about a terrible weather forecast.
A strange underwater creature lures unsuspecting humans to die with some surprising bait.
An archaeologist discovers she is turning into the very thing she unearths.
All these, and more.
Eighteen deliciously dark stories.
Odd, disturbing, heartbreaking.
With an introduction by Gemma Files.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Sarah Read has made quite a name for herself recently in the horror and dark fantasy circles. Editor-in- chief of Pantheon Magazine, Read’s fictional output through the past few years has risen to much critical acclaim. Author of the novel The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, her short fiction has appeared in such publications like Black Static and LampLight, as well as anthologies such as Pareidolia, Dark Conjurings, and Suspended in Dusk II. With her debut story collection, Read solidifies her place in the dark fiction world, blending fantasy and horror with her unique voice and emotional perspective. Kaaron Warren (Tide of Stone) says: “Read’s stories left me emotionally wrought and viscerally disturbed. With unforgettable imagery and characters that come to life on the page, Out of Water is one of the best collections I’ve read this year.”
Why Sarah’s excited about this book:
“It’s wild seeing so many years of work bound together in one volume. It’s my first collection, so my oldest pieces are snuggled up to my newest. It’s strange to see the spectrum of my work so far. It makes me more excited for what’s to come.”
Forthcoming from Trepidatio Publishing 1 November 2019, Out of Water by Sarah Read is available for pre-order now.